Today, I’d like to bring you the opportunity to learn about a product that will have excellent benefits for those with special needs pets or just regular old run of the mill pets who have all four legs, all their eyes, functional organs, etc. etc. Today, we learn about the Hatch!
Now, I’m not usually one to tout the merits of a product that doesn’t yet exist, but a very kind letter was written to me by a one Jon Mirsky stating that he loved my blog (thank you), is passionate about special needs pets (good), and is hoping to launch a revolutionary new carrier that will help pets feel calmer and safer during travel. This is where he mentioned the Hatch, a carrier that will allow you to reach in and touch your pet without worrying that your friend is going to escape. Need to give a pill? Open the hatch! Want to offer a calming eyebrow rub to your kitty? Open the hatch! Need to let visiting alien ambassadors onto your ship’s deck? Open the hatch! Actually, that last one probably isn’t a feature of this particular Hatch, but you can still say it. No one will fault you.
The Hatch was a product that Jon came up with while traveling with his buddy Junior, who found his carrier unsettling and distressing. Jonathan wanted to create something that would allow a person to offer comfort and physical touch to their pet without worrying about escape or hassling with difficult snaps and zippers. And so, the Hatch was, um, hatched. It has a visual safety feature on it to show you if the hatch is indeed open and your pet is accessible to you or if it is closed and your pet is safely tucked inside with no escape possible (and I use the word “escape” in the nicest possible way.) The carrier itself is also made of “military grade ballistic nylon,” which sounds so manly and dangerous. Claws (or stumps) find it impregnable, impenetrable, and impervious to snags. Outstanding. It even has seat belt straps and packs flat for when you just want to stash it under your bed.
Sound good to you? Then now is your chance to jump on the Kickstarter to get some perks before this bad boy is released to the public. You’ll get to help fund a neat product that will offer some nice features for special needs (or normal needs) pets and get some discounts and other snazzy donor glitter, as well.
I wonder if my stump would fit through that Hatch…
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Please meet Ember. Careful now, she’s hot and spicy and may very well burn her impression of love right into your soul. Not your carpet, though. She’s totally carpet and upholstery safe.
Ember’s story is a harrowing tale of the type no one wants to hear. She found a forever home once and was abandoned in an apartment with a bowl of Cheerios. I mean, I like Cheerios, too, but that’s just not right. She entered Tree House and found another home, but due to major health issues, her owner had to return her. And then, it happened again. In fact, it’s happened four times. And now, for the fifth time, Ember seeks a brazier of her own where she can light a fire in someone’s heart.
Given all this abandonment, Ember went from an easy-going, highly huggable cat to one that requires a bit of patience and understanding when approached. She’s not a huge fan of other cats, because they like to get in her space and she needs that space to practice her interpretive dance moves. In fact, she’s been given the gold medal in rhythmic gymnastics for her “mouse and ribbon” routine. Impressive.
There’s even a counselor I know at Tree House who happens to have a crush on Ember and made this little love video to her.
If you or someone you know would like to meet Ember, contact Tree House today! She’s there, smoldering.
PS. Our buddies at Sleepypod are having a celebration giveaway now until the 31st of October, 2015. Stop by their blog to enter and for your chance to win a Sleepypod. They are amazing. (This is not an advertisement, nor were we paid. We just like their product and think you should have a chance to win one.)